Thursday, April 20th, 2006

More Evidence Media Consolidation Causes Stupidity In Humans

After reaching an impasse in discussions with the four biggest radio corporations, looks like the FCC is finally ready to get familiar. Boo-yaa! This will be fun.

These lines were especially hilarious:

The FCC’s action comes amid New York Atty. Gen. Eliot Spitzer’s pay-for-play probe, launched in 2004, which has alleged wrongdoing by both music and radio companies. In February, Spitzer sued Entercom, alleging that high-ranking executives had implemented scams to trade cash for airplay of songs by such artists as Avril Lavigne, Liz Phair and Jessica Simpson.

Entercom has denied the allegations.

The other three radio companies are also under investigation by Spitzer, who has shared his evidence with the FCC.

Radio programmers at stations around the country say that fear of regulatory scrutiny has scared them into airing fewer new songs. Instead, many stations are sticking to less diverse playlists.

Oh really?!!! So you’re telling me that because you’re under investigation for receiving bribes to play fewer songs, that now you’re going to cut back the playlists even more?

I love how stupid media consolidation makes even the people who do it.

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